With August looming ever so close, I am starting to panic here. I do NOT want summer to end!!! I feel like I'm trying to pack as much fun as possible into these last few weeks, and while we've been extremely busy it's been so great. So I haven't had tons of time to post on the blog even though there's definately a lot of catching up to do!! I'll get to it eventually!!!
I got a lot of positive feedback from last week's music review for Hey Champ's 'Star.' So glad you all like it and that people actually read this blog!!! This week I'm thrilled to review an amazing trio out of Sweden called Miike Snow. No, the two ii's are not a typo. Two i's are better than one maybe?? Sweden must put something in their water because it would be damn near impossible for me to list all of the insane talent that's come out of that country in the past few years. Some of my faves being The Cardigans, Robyn (little bro just got to see her live at Pitchfork last week), Peter Bjorn & John and The Hives..... just to name a few. This particular Swedish trio consists of Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt. Karlsson and Winnberg (under the name Bloodshy & Avant) have written and produced hits for Madonna, J Lo, Jordin Sparks, Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears who even won a grammy for the song 'Toxic.'
I am still amazed at how this group has managed to stay under the radar since their album 'Dig' came out in 2009. Not sure if it's getting a ton of club play because it's been awhile since I've been to da clubs!!! I've read a few other reviews of this album and most of them weren't so great. But music is in the ear of the listener just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I suppose you either like it or you don't. As far as I am concerned Miike Snow's falsetto vocals, synth and electronic beats makes for a highly enjoyable album. It's the perfect mix of chill and upbeat.... my personal favorites being 'Song For No One' and 'Cult Logic' (both perfect summer tunes) Here are a couple of videos I couldn't add to the playlist from the 'Dig' album.
'A Horse Is Not A Home'
'In Search Of' - might sound familiar if you've heard the Crookers 'Remedy' - I believe this is a remake of that song....
'Dig' is definately the soundtrack for a summer that's winding down..... meloncholy yet driven. It's been a great summer so far and I hope to get the most out of what's left of it!!! Happy listening!!
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